New Zealand Diploma in Construction (Level 6) (Quantity Surveying) [Version 1]

The New Zealand Diploma in Construction (Level 6) (Quantity Surveying) will give you the skills and knowledge needed to work as a contractor quantity surveyor.

Update for new learners

This version of NZ224002 New Zealand Diploma in Construction (Level 6) (Quantity Surveying) (Version 1) is closed to new learners.

To apply to enrol in the new version of this programme, click on the link below.

Quantity Surveying V2


Update for re-enrolling learners

If you were already enrolled in Version 1 of this programme up to and including 9 July 2024 and are currently enrolled in your final course(s) in this version of the programme, once you successfully complete all of the course requirements you will graduate with Version 1 of this programme.

If you still have courses to enrol in to complete this qualification, you will be transitioned over to Version 2,the new version of this programme as the courses become available.

Quantity Surveying V2

Please note that, unless there are exceptional circumstances, all courses in this programme should be successfully completed within 6 years from your first enrolment.

If you are transitioning to Version 2, you will receive full credit for the study you have completed in Version 1.

If you have not yet requested a Transition Study Plan please fill out the form on our website and we will be in touch with a study plan. This will indicate the amount of credit you will be awarded and which Version 2 courses you need to complete.


Transition Study Plan 


 If you have any questions, or need assistance, please contact us.


Employment pathways 

When you graduate with the New Zealand Diploma in Construction (Level 6) (Quantity Surveying)  you will be able to work as a quantity surveyor. 

As your experience develops and with more training you could move into the following roles: 

  • Senior quantity surveyor 
  • Registered quantity surveyor 
  • Estimator 
  • quantity surveying consultant/contractor 
  • procurement manager 
  • senior cost manager 
  • quantity surveying tutor. 

Skills you will develop 

When you complete this programme, you will be able to: 

  • understand and apply knowledge of the roles, standard documentation and administrative requirements of the construction industry 
  • communicate in a construction related context 
  • operate within the statutory and regulatory environment as it applies to the construction and design of buildings 
  • manage construction and resource allocation, programming and activities, for medium and large buildings 
  • understand the principles related to the provision of services 
  • apply a broad knowledge of the structure and structural principles for building work including foundations, substructure, the envelope and the interior, and passive fire protection systems for medium and large buildings 
  • understand the principles related to the provision of services 
  • select materials and finishes for building projects, taking into account environmental aspects of the design and construction techniques to be used 
  • analyse, select and administer construction contracts including the preparation of a tender submission from trade sections and other financial components, and value building works up to and including final account statements 
  • work in a team and identify organisational principles in a construction and consulting environment. 
  • analyse and present feasibility information and preliminary estimates to clients 
  • assemble quantity surveying documentation relevant to specialist and specific trade sections 
  • measure a schedule of quantities for a small building of an individual trade section, including services 
  • collate all priced components into a tender submission for medium and large buildings using your tender process knowledge. 

Maximum Programme Completion Time

To be awarded the qualification, the programme must be completed in no more than 6 years of first enrolment, unless there are exceptional circumstances.